History EldritchAbomination / TableTopGames

15th Nov '17 11:56:43 AM Bleazy02
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** The Gibbering Mouther is the most well known and reviled example of horrendous Aberration type creatures hailing from the Far Realm, a BlobMonster with TooManyMouths and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes in weird places]] whose constant gibbering induces BrownNote and sucks blood from it's victems. Plus, some excerpts directly reference Lovecraft's own Shoggoth, of which it perfectly resembles.



*** One could argue that the Abyss, a LayeredWorld upon a LayeredWorld, is a similar kind of living EldritchLocation; Many of the levels of the Abyss are certainly alive and thinking, the 92nd layer itself being no more than a giant tentacle monster called a Draeden, however it's made clear that the Abyss as a whole, and the Demons that live within, are a single entity. It's inferred that the already infinitely deep Abyss feeds on the other dimensions around it, absorbing them into it's mass; and worse yet, [[FromBadToWorse It's Growing]].

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*** One could argue that the Abyss, a LayeredWorld upon a LayeredWorld, is a similar kind of living EldritchLocation; Many of the levels of the Abyss are certainly alive and thinking, the 92nd layer itself being no more than a giant tentacle monster called a Draeden, however it's made clear that the Abyss as a whole, and the Demons that live within, are a single entity. It's inferred that the already infinitely deep Abyss feeds on the other dimensions around it, absorbing them into it's mass; and worse yet, [[FromBadToWorse It's Growing]].growing]] ''[[MoreThanInfinite even bigger]]''.
15th Nov '17 11:42:47 AM Bleazy02
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*** One could argue that the Abyss, a LayeredWorld upon a LayeredWorld, is a similar kind of living EldritchLocation; Many of the levels of the Abyss are certainly alive and thinking, the 92nd layer itself being no more than a giant tentacle monster called a Draeden, however it's made clear that the Abyss as a whole, and the Demons that live within, are a single entity. It's inferred that the already infinitely deep Abyss feeds on the other dimensions around it, absorbing them into it's mass; and worse yet, [[FromBadToWorse It's Growing]].
7th Oct '17 10:50:28 AM nombretomado
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** Warning, GM only info ahead: [[spoiler: the ETI, [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit a Kardashev III or maybe IV entity]] that created the Exsurgent Virus. Described as being [[TimeAbyss eons old]] and capable of megascale engineering with an understanding of physics, matter, energy, and universal laws that makes all of transhuman knowledge seem insignificant. And for some reason, it has seeded the galaxy with probes that infect near-singularity intelligences with civilization destroying viruses.]]

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** Warning, GM only info ahead: [[spoiler: the ETI, [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit [[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit a Kardashev III or maybe IV entity]] that created the Exsurgent Virus. Described as being [[TimeAbyss eons old]] and capable of megascale engineering with an understanding of physics, matter, energy, and universal laws that makes all of transhuman knowledge seem insignificant. And for some reason, it has seeded the galaxy with probes that infect near-singularity intelligences with civilization destroying viruses.]]
19th Sep '17 9:50:43 AM Omeganian
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** Expanded upon in ''TabletopGame/TheGatesOfHell'' fan supplement. Asmodeus is the Prime Force of Lawful Evil, who initially was part of a circle of three beings. Once their disagreements on how to arrange the multiverse caused them to separate, Lawful Good was flung up and created Heaven, Lawful Neutral was flung sideways and became the cogs of Mechanicus, and Lawful Evil was flung down. That fall didn't create two of Hell's circles, it created all of them. The Ancient Baatorians, the Malefircareim, were formed out of his blood, each a demigod. Then, a trillion or so years later, the Overlord awoke, found his "children" to be too independent, and created an avatar to put them in place. That wasn't Asmodeus; he was named Lucifer. The final battle was Lucifer against ''nine million'' of the demigods, and it was a CurbStompBattle. He spared a few to become the Lords of Nine and other noblemen, and created a hierarchy of weaker devils, from lemures to pit fiends [[note]]some Malefircareim did flee or were spared for the Overlord's own reasons, and yes, the nupperibo, who, unlike the lemures, are born from the very ground of Hell, will eventually evolve into them - with an intermediate stage called barregons[[/note]]. A couple trillion years later, the Overlord grew wary of gods opposing him, so he created a second avatar, Asmodeus, and [[XanatosGambit "overthrew" Lucifer, to make Hell appear less threatening]]. When a devil who aided Asmodeus, who also happened to be his wife, suspected something and wanted to know more about him... well, she was never the same after he showed her, ultimately getting killed while attempting a literal BrainBleach. Now, what is the Overlord doing with his time? He feeds upon mortal souls in order to heal his real body. How big is the body? Not hundreds of miles. It is a winged serpent ''which can fit the entire Earth on a single one of its scales''.


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*** On [[http://www.enworld.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?304-Eternity-Publishing-Hosted-Forum the forum which discusses possible ideas for these books]], one person suggested an adventure where a planet needs to be evacuated because it's a dragon egg about to hatch. The poster eventually made the idea into dragons[[note]]called Muhlatimic, after the Hebrew word for ''ultimate''[[/note]] which are the nerves of the AkashicRecords (the one power above God, basically). Their flavor text is about a MultiversalConqueror who has just crushed the God of another universe... and then he sees one of these dragons. It ends with him realizing that [[spoiler:the almighty artifact around which he built his empire is merely a scale said dragon lost]]. No attempts to stat the dragons have been made as of fall 2017.
24th Aug '17 8:59:54 AM narm00
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** Some of the Utterances in ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'' invoke cosmic horrors, but the standout here has to be Ancestry of Forgotten Stars in ''Guildhalls of the Deathless'', which invokes the power of otherworldly entities that once interbred with humankind. The first tier gives its participants a demonic spiritual form, allowing them to see and interact with spiritual entities, the second gives its participants access to powers utilising AlienGeometries and makes the demon-form visible in the material world, and the third sees the participants voluntarily and temporarily merge into an entity known as the Herald of Forgotten Stars, a creature of collapsed, convoluted space with many eyes and limbs, impossible to fully describe. Among other things, the Herald strikes terror into any mortal who sees it, inflicts damage on any non-supernatural living being unfortunate enough to be in the area, interacts with the physical and spiritual worlds simultaneously, and can answer ''any'' question posed to it save for certain key ones concerning the ''Mummy'' setting.



** The caretaker is actually implied to be the Darkness itself, and is described as being "a massive field of liquid darkness, made of thousands of mouths and eyes". It presides over an [[EldritchLocation Eldritch Location]] where ghosts go when they die; they feel eternal pain, but can never actually go insane from it.

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** The caretaker Caretaker is actually implied to be the Darkness itself, and is described as being "a massive field of liquid darkness, made of thousands of mouths and eyes". It presides over an [[EldritchLocation Eldritch Location]] EldritchLocation where ghosts go when they die; they feel eternal pain, but can never actually go insane from it.
9th Jun '17 8:32:29 PM Willbyr
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* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech''. An RPG set about 80 years in the future after the Mi-go (or rather, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Migou]]) have attacked Earth and the Great Old Ones are stirring. It combines Creator/HPLovecraft with ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (what with the gigantic biological weapons called Engels that pilots mentally sync to and ride in their spines). It also throws ''{{Guyver}}'' into the mix, with abominable {{Exp|y}}ies of Guyvers and Zoanoids (you can actually play the former - and the latter, with the advent of later books).

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* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech''. An RPG set about 80 years in the future after the Mi-go (or rather, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Migou]]) have attacked Earth and the Great Old Ones are stirring. It combines Creator/HPLovecraft with ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (what with the gigantic biological weapons called Engels that pilots mentally sync to and ride in their spines). It also throws ''{{Guyver}}'' ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' into the mix, with abominable {{Exp|y}}ies of Guyvers and Zoanoids (you can actually play the former - and the latter, with the advent of later books).
6th Jun '17 9:30:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** Now with a second expansion, based on TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom, with artwork by the webcomic's artist! [[CatchPhrase Yum Yum!]]

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** Now with a second expansion, based on TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom, Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom, with artwork by the webcomic's artist! [[CatchPhrase Yum Yum!]]
4th May '17 2:00:27 PM Theriocephalus
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** At the end of the Oath of the Gatewatch storyline, when the entireties of Ulamog and Kozilek are pulled into Zendikar, they lose their physical forms altogether and ''become the sky'', with a dome of bone and flesh replacing the clouds and sun, as if the whole world was now inside them. AlienGeometries is in effect, too, as one character compares the effect to space warping so that the outside of Ulamog's body is now in every direction she looks at, with its "actual" body still overhead even as its limbs and appendages pointing from every direction.
*** Of the three Titans, Emrakul is the most eldritch. Ulamog and Kozilek have vaguely humanoid features (limbs, torsos, heads, etc.). Emrakul looks like a jellyfish from hell, as can be seen on the main page. Of all titans, Emrakul is also the biggest one.
*** Eldritch Moon set illustrates nicely what Emrakul does with living creatures: they mutate, often merge and become extensions of her will, growing much stronger in the process. Two other titans merely eat everything and transform landscape into wasteland.

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** *** At the end of the Oath of the Gatewatch storyline, when the entireties of Ulamog and Kozilek are pulled into Zendikar, they lose their physical forms altogether and ''become the sky'', with a dome of bone and flesh replacing the clouds and sun, as if the whole world was now inside them. AlienGeometries is in effect, too, as one character compares the effect to space warping so that the outside of Ulamog's body is now in every direction she looks at, with its "actual" body still overhead even as its limbs and appendages pointing from every direction.
*** Of the three Titans, Emrakul is the most eldritch. Ulamog and Kozilek have vaguely humanoid features (limbs, torsos, heads, etc.). Emrakul looks like a jellyfish from hell, hell or a floating mass of rock with a tangle of arms and tentacles hanging from the bottom, as can be seen on the main page. Of all titans, Emrakul is also the biggest one.
of the titans.
*** The Eldritch Moon set illustrates nicely what Emrakul does with living creatures: they mutate, often merge and become extensions of her will, growing much stronger in the process. Two The two other titans merely eat everything and transform landscape landscapes into wasteland.
4th May '17 1:58:45 PM Theriocephalus
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** The Zendikar block storyline was about the awakening of a race of abominations called the Eldrazi, which had been [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] six thousand years ago by Sorin Markov and two other planeswalkers. The block culminated in the Rise of the Eldrazi as Sorin failed to re-seal the prison. Unlike all other non-artificial creatures in Magic, the Eldrazi don't have a color: they are beyond the concepts the rest of the known Multiverse abides to. In addition to their [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=261321 entirely]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193452 alien]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193632 look]], they also annihilate a large part of your opponent's resources just by attacking, before they can even try to stop them. Eldrazi are also associated with some non-creature spells, which have very telling names such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193658 All is Dust]] or [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=198296 Not of This World]].

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** The Zendikar block storyline was about the awakening of a race of abominations called the Eldrazi, which live outside of the universes and "feed" off of reality, leaving the worlds they enter dead and bare of life and energy, and had been [[SealedEvilInACan locked away]] six thousand years ago by Sorin Markov and two other planeswalkers. The block culminated in the Rise of the Eldrazi as Sorin failed to re-seal the prison. Unlike all other non-artificial creatures in Magic, the Eldrazi don't have a color: they are beyond the concepts the rest of the known Multiverse abides to. In addition to their [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=261321 entirely]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193452 alien]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193632 look]], they also annihilate a large part of your opponent's resources just by attacking, before they can even try to stop them. Eldrazi are also associated with some non-creature spells, which have very telling names such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193658 All is Dust]] or [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=198296 Not of This World]].


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** At the end of the Oath of the Gatewatch storyline, when the entireties of Ulamog and Kozilek are pulled into Zendikar, they lose their physical forms altogether and ''become the sky'', with a dome of bone and flesh replacing the clouds and sun, as if the whole world was now inside them. AlienGeometries is in effect, too, as one character compares the effect to space warping so that the outside of Ulamog's body is now in every direction she looks at, with its "actual" body still overhead even as its limbs and appendages pointing from every direction.
16th Mar '17 9:45:12 AM nombretomado
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* The Unspeakable One from the Freedom City ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting. (It also provides Golden Age stats for an eldritch entity, although that barely qualifies - it may ''look'' like Cthulhu, but it doesn't drive you mad simply from looking at it.)

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* The Unspeakable One from the Freedom City ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' setting. (It also provides Golden Age stats for an eldritch entity, although that barely qualifies - it may ''look'' like Cthulhu, but it doesn't drive you mad simply from looking at it.)
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